Praying to the Saints


A friend told me that I should only pray to God. Another person recently said that you don’t pray to the saint, but simply ask him to pray to God on your behalf, so that two of us would be praying. What does the Bible teach about this?

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11 Comments

  1. Press Pyle says:

    He states that we ask others that we know to pray for us (which is completely biblical). However, we are asking the living to pray for us. We don't ask the dead to pray for us! No where is scripture do you find a precedent for the living to pray to the dead on our behalf (Unless you abuse scripture). Hank you know better than this! Hank's theology has turned to the point were I don't see much difference between it and the LDS church.

  2. Pam redg says:

    We MUST ALL REPENT and be Baptized in Jesus' Name for the remission of sins. …BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.

    JESUS TRULY IS COMING ANYDAY TO CAPTURE AWAY HIS BIBLICAL PREPARED PEOPLE OUT OF THIS EVIL WORLD THEN GREAT DEMONIC FORCES AND JUDGMENT WILL OVERTAKE THOSE LEFT BEHIND WHO REFUSED TO REPENT AND WHO REJECTED BIBLCAL OBEDIENCE.

    Sadly most Churches deny and reject the Apostolic Doctrine on the Day of Pentecost commands.

    ( John 3: 3-5 ) ( Acts 2: 38- 42 ) ( Acts 4:12 )
    ( Acts chapt. 19: 1 -6 ) ( Ephesians 4: 5 ) ( Galatians 1: 8 )

    JOHN 3; 3-5 IS IN CROSS REFERENCE TO ACTS 2: 38

  3. Will Reicher says:

    One mediator yes, but many intercessors! Amen Hank

  4. Nicholas Norbie says:

    Great response and quote from Augustine.

  5. Noordeman says:

    Praying to saints? Say what you want, it is not in the New Testament!

  6. Billy says:

    How could Hank not know what his Holy Bible teaches???

  7. Billy says:

    It is impossible for the living to contact the 'dead'!! Ecclesstease 9 Verses 5 n 6!!

  8. Οριζόντιος Κατακόρυφος says:

    in the real church, death is absent. So, praying in God is just a conversation like a little child does to his mother. praying in saints is just a conversation like a little child does to his bigger brother. In the family, conversations are undoubtedly a good thing. In the church, prayers are undoubtedly awesome.

  9. G Man says:

    There is only one mediator between God and MAN…Thats Christ Jesus

  10. G Man says:

    Praying to saints is a SIN!…..

  11. Steven Greenaway says:

    Not praying to saints but asking saints to pray for you? Nope. Doing this you are assuming that the (passed on) saints have some type hyper awareness (and why just saints? Why not any Christian who has passed on? Seems a bit biased). Let's say 10,000 Catholics are speaking to Saint 'X' at the same time one night. Are we admitting that Saint 'X' has the ability now – just because they've passed on – to not only coherently observe 10,000 prayers (a kind of quasi omniscience) but to also be able to pray at the same time to god for all of them? As nice of an idea as it might be, asking saints who have passed on to pray for you is pure emotion (I'll go so far and say it's a false positive). And in no way is it like asking your alive friend to pray for you. (Of course the other slippery assumption is that saints who have passed on can still correspond with those who have not passed on … nowhere is this taught in scripture. If people want to take a philosophical stance and say it's possible, then feel free to hold to it but always affirm it's not scriptural).